In the Thjorsardalur valley, not far from Hjßlparfoss waterfall (see my previous picture), here is (take a breath) ... ŮjˇveldisbŠrinn farm. Just pronounce it like you write it ! English translation is a lot easier : Commonwealth farm. Nothing to deal with the British Commonwealth : Commonwealth was also the name of the icelandic State between the establishment of the Althing (icelandic parliament) in 930 and the pledge of fealty to the Norwegian king in 1262. This Commonwealth farm is actually the replica of icelandic settlement age dwelling. It was decided to reconstruct to celebrate the 1100 anniversary of the Settlement of Iceland in 1974. The farm is based on the ruins of a former farm which has been abandoned after it was destroyed by the nearby Hekla volcano eruption in 1104. The ruins were discovered in 1939 and were a perfect model to build the replica. The farm is made of a main building (whose you can see the entering on the picture) and a small chapel. The buildings are covered with turf, a good weatherproof and lagging material that was used yet in Iceland not long ago. The farm is opened to visit from early june to late august.
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jjcordier (73996) 2014-07-15 23:03
Tu as mis plus de temps pour Úcrire le nom de la ferme que pour prendre la photo :) Construction typique bien mise en valeur dans ton image.
jemaflor (81674) 2014-07-15 23:17
Bonne idÚe ce gros plan dÚcentrÚe sur cette ouverture traditionnelle typique de ce pays, bon effet de contraste avec l'herbe et sa teinte verte.
asajernigan (20748) 2014-07-16 4:56
The placement of the door off center is great here giving the shot a sense of direction. The lighting and color is great and the photo has fine sharpness.
- Copyright: Olivier THIERRY (chawax) (18733)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-27
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 17-70/2.8-4 DC Macro
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/50 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Iceland / Islande 2013
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-15 13:49